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Old 27th October 2007, 12:29   #1321
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This below pic was shot by me with a Canon P&S at 4x optical zoom at a high shutter speed of 1/800 sec.

Compare with the second pic from tsk's Canon 350D. Now doesnt it makes sense to invest in a DSLR?? I am not offering advice, but a suggestion to people who want to invest in so called ultra zoom cams with many bells and whistles.


aah thats a bad shot. Care to specify which cam was used? I fail to understand how you can compare a picture taken by you with your P&S and the 350D and make a judgement on the ultra zoom cams with many bells and whistles??
P.S Cant see the trees in the background in the dolphin shots posted by tsk1979.
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Old 27th October 2007, 13:13   #1322
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what is an ultra zoom the 170-500 or the 70-300?
he he...sorry about that!...I mean a prosumer zoom camera like an Canon S*-IS... I wonder what they are called!

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Old 27th October 2007, 13:20   #1323
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aah thats a bad shot. Care to specify which cam was used? I fail to understand how you can compare a picture taken by you with your P&S and the 350D and make a judgement on the ultra zoom cams with many bells and whistles??
P.S Cant see the trees in the background in the dolphin shots posted by tsk1979.
Of course thats a bad shot from an amatuer. I was using only a Canon A520(no more exists). No tripods, no flash guns etc. The srilankan guy sitting beside me was using a Oylmpus SP550 with a tripod. I was interested in his cam and when we talked later, he got no better shots than me except that he took take some close up shots.
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Old 27th October 2007, 14:44   #1324
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Should i look for 18-135mm lens or 55-200mm is the best bet ?

If anyone can give me approx rates that will be helpful and some good shop of bombay ?
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Hello,

I am planning to buy a simple point & shoot digicam. The usage will be primarily outdoor, clicking pics of fast moving objects. So Low shutter lag is amongst the priorities. The indoor photographs should be decent too, but more of its use will be outdoors.

Please suggest some camera in the range of Rs 10-14K

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Old 27th October 2007, 15:09   #1326
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I was looking this web. and found this..

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Focal Length: 55 - 200mm, similar to an 85 - 300 mm lens on a 35 mm film camera.[/FONT]
What does that mean ? How much mm camera D40 is ?
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Should i look for 18-135mm lens or 55-200mm is the best bet ?
Yikes same question again . Why 18-135mm when you already have a 18-55mm , makes sense if you picked the 55-200mm..

Else if you have the money pick up the 18-200mm VR lens from Nikkor and dump/sell the kit lens to some-one .

18-135mm = 11k odd grey.
55-200mm = 12k odd grey.
18-200mm = 34-36k depending on dealers.
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Yikes same question again . Why 18-135mm when you already have a 18-55mm , makes sense if you picked the 55-200mm..
I have already told my friend to check the rate and availablity of 50-200mm.

Can i take indoor, general photos with zoom lens? (55-200mm) or for that i will need 18-55mm.
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rjstyles69,

Got a quote of 9000 INR for 55-200mm.
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Got a quote of 9000 INR for 55-200mm.
Is that the 55-200mm with VR or the non-VR price quote?

AFAIK the VR one sells at about 12k , I could be wrong too. Its costs about 250$'s in the US.

Ensure you buy the VR model : Nikon Imaging | Global Site | News

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7. In-built body image stabilizer is not as effective as in lens image stabilizer. In lens stabilizer is designed for that particular lens. It takes everything into account (weight of the lens, how many glasses and how many groups, focal length) and applies its shift function in lens barrel.

Lens with image stabilizer is expensive. Not only because it has stabilizer but also itís construction and weather sealing process. This lens is designed for serious shooting which often fetch serious money.
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I shoot raw for everything. With modern cameras and fast CF cards RAW is not an issue.
As for zoom, on a crop factor camera, 24 is too narrow. 18 is the bare minimum.

I agree - always shoot RAW. You never know which will be a keeper that you may want to PP and make poster size etc.

Yes 18mm is the MINIMUM that you should have on an APS-C sensor camera

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I recently upgraded my Canon Powershot A80 to S5. It looks more like a professional camera with 12x optical zoom, and pictures are awesome. It cost me $320 in US. Think its about 19k here right now. Maybe cheaper in grey market.
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Why 18-135mm when you already have a 18-55mm , makes sense if you picked the 55-200mm.
Mugen,
I have the 18-135 mm lens and the IQ is fantastic. Focus speed is very fast(even in low light), but as rjstyles has said, going for it, given that you have the 18-55, doesnt make sense. I bought this lens with the plan for getting the 70-300 VR later.
For you I'd suggest buy the 55-200mm VR (preferably) or the 70-300mm VR if you have the budget.

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I was looking this web. and found this..
What does that mean ? How much mm camera D40 is ?
The mm is in relation to a lens and not the camera body. The Nikon D40/X has a sensor that is smaller than traditional 35mm film, so in other words, the 35mm film is 1.5 times bigger than the sensor in the DSLR, so 18-55mm range in DSLR is equal to 27-82.5mm on film SLR.

Hope I've cleared up the air a bit!
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Here is an ISO1600 image from pre-production E3, finally a bigger one:


Looks like we can finally put high ISO worries in Olympus to rest. The full size one is at the source.

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Old 29th October 2007, 10:33   #1335
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Its around 18k with 2GB SD card + carry case in grey.

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I recently upgraded my Canon Powershot A80 to S5. It looks more like a professional camera with 12x optical zoom, and pictures are awesome. It cost me $320 in US. Think its about 19k here right now. Maybe cheaper in grey market.
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